Lalitpur power project

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{{#badges: CoalSwarm|Navbar-Indiacoal}}The Lalitpur power project is a 1,980 MW coal plant in Uttar Pradesh, India.

A phase II of an additional 1,980 MW is proposed.


The photo below shows the plant in Mirchwara and Buraugaon villages, Mahroni taluk.

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The project is proposed by Bajaj Hindusthan (BHL), a part of the largest Indian sugar and ethanol manufacturing company, the Bajaj Group. In April 2010 the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation (now Lalitpur Power Generation Company Limited) announced that it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Bajaj Hindustan. Under the deal Bajaj would build the plant and sell 90% of the power to the state-owned utility, and stated that the scheduled commissioning date is 2014.[1]

In February 2013 it was reported that Bajaj Hindusthan Ltd had decided to withdraw from its Bargarh power station in Uttar Pradesh following land acquisition related problems. The Bajaj Group said it might consider shifting the Bargarh project as an extension of its Lalitpur power project, which was under construction.[2]

The first unit was commissioned in June 2015. Unit 2 was commissioned in January 2016.[3][4] Unit 3 was commissioned in 2016.[5]


The project is owned by Lalitpur Power Generation Company Ltd, which is owned by the Indian conglomerate Bajaj Group.[6]In March 2017, Bajaj Hindusthan Sugar Ltd sold its existing 450 MW cogeneration power capacity (power business) to Lalitpur Power Generation Company Ltd.[7]

Proposed expansion

In 2016 Lalitpur Power Generation Company Limited released a pre-feasibility report to expand the power station by an additional 3 x 660 MW. It would be at the same location, be supercritical, and use domestic coal.[8] A terms of reference was issued in December 2016.[9]

As of June 2019 there have been no further developments, and the project appears shelved.

Project Details of Phase I (units 1-3)

  • Sponsor: Lalitpur Power Generation Co. Ltd.
  • Parent: Bajaj Hindusthan, owned by Bajaj Group
  • Location: Mirchwara and Buraugaon villages, Mahroni taluk, Lalitpur district, Uttar Pradesh
  • Coordinates: 24.795833, 78.646944 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: 1,980 MW (Units 1-3: 660 MW)
  • Type:
  • In service: 2016
  • Coal Type: Domestic
  • Coal Source:
  • Estimated annual CO2:
  • Source of financing:
  • Permits and applications: Environmental Clearance, India MoEF, March 31, 2011; Environmental Clearance Amendment, India MoEF, May 20, 2014

Project Details of Phase II (units 4-6)

Articles and Resources


  1. "Deal inked, Lalitpur power project finally on track", Indian, April 23 2010.
  2. " Uttar Pradesh loses one more IPP project," Em News Bureau, February 17, 2013.
  3. "Bajaj Group commissions 660 MW power plant at Lalitpur, UP," Press Trust of India, June 9, 2015
  4. "BHEL commissions second 660 MW supercritical thermal unit in Uttar Pradesh," Economic Times, January 18, 2016
  5. "Monthly Report on Broad Status of Thermal Power Projects in the Country," Government of India Ministry of Power, March 2016
  6. "Lalitpur Power Generation Company Limited," company website, accessed June 2017
  7. "Bajaj Hindusthan to sell power business for Rs 1,227 crore to group firm," Indian Express, 22 March 2017
  8. Pre-feasibility report, Lalitpur Power Generation Company Limited, 2016
  9. Terms of Reference, India MoEF, Dec 9, 2016

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